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PC Charge End of Line

By |Published On: April 15th, 2015|

Verifone Will No Longer Support PC Charge or Payware PC

PC Charge has reached its end of line.

On April 6th, Verifone announced to their partners that they will halt development, sales, and support of their computer-based credit card processing solution PC Charge in stages, beginning immediately and culminating in the coming months.  The mailer sent by Verifone cites the changing payments and security landscapes as some of the reasons for the announcement, as well as their commitment to working on other, more up-to-date payment processing solutions.

Reading between the lines of these statements, PC Charge, a server-based credit card processing middleware, can only be installed on a business’ local server to process credit card and store information on-site.  If ever a hacker compromised a server with PC Charge installed on it, he would have access to the full credit card numbers of anyone whose information had been entered with PC Charge.  For that reason, any business using PC Charge whose server is compromised can be held liable for any losses caused by use of those credit card numbers.

What Does This Mean for Your Business?

If you are a PC Charge user, this means you will no longer receive upgrades or support for your PC Charge product.  As well, your system will remain PCI non-compliant.

EBizCharge is a PCI Compliant, Tokenized Alternative to PC Charge

As PC Charge comes to an end, current clients will need an alternative to process credit cards with their computers.  EBizCharge, Century’s payment gateway, can plug into a variety of ERP systems in a way that eliminates all liability from merchants using it in the unlikely event of a data breach.

Features of EBizCharge:

  • Plugs into a variety of programs just like PC Charge, such as Exact Macola and MAS 90/MAS 200 (Sage 100) – as well as other programs like Sage 500QuickBooksSAP Business OneMicrosoft Dynamics NAV, and many others.
  • PCI compliant, as credit card numbers are stored offsite on multiple, secure servers – never on your own server.
  • Data encryption & tokenization, adding layers of security to your customers’ credit card information.
  • Unlimited batch history
  • Customizable reporting
  • 47+ search criteria
  • Mobile app for mobile transactions
  • Next-day funding
  • Flat rate options
  • Free in-house chargeback and support services

Learn More About the Benefits of EBizCharge

With Verfione end of life, PC Charge software becomes obsolete with so many security holes that can impose a great risk to your data. Now you’ll need a solution that can support your business’ credit card processing as well as PC Charge.  Feel free to call us at 1-888-500-7798 or request for a free quote and we’ll show you a live walk-through of our EBizCharge payment gateway as a standalone product or in conjunction with the ERP program of your choice.


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